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2.18. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in CANADA


Canadian Spine Society
The Canadian Spine Society is a collaborative organization of spine surgeons and healthcare professionals with a primary interest in advancing excellence in spine patient care, research and education.
DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN)
DAWN-RAFH Canada is a national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self-identify as Women with disAbilities. We are from all backgrounds and all disAbilities. We are a feminist organization working to achieve control over our lives and end the stereotype that labels us dependent burdens on society.
G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver
Serves people with spinal cord injuries within the province of British Columbia and the Yukon. This includes traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and adults with Spina Bifida.
Hamilton Health Sciences
The program has three components: Inpatient Rehabilitation, Specialized Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and an Outpatient Clinic. In addition, there is access to the Rehabilitation Resource Centre which provides, print, audio, and video materials on spinal cord injury, healthy lifestyle after injury, and a wide variety of disability related topics, as well as links to peer support groups and community services.

KickStart (Society for Disability Arts and Culture)
Kickstart's mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right. The Association provides information on services and programs for students with disabilities nationwide, publishes a regular newsletter, and conducts research on issues of importance to its members.
Praxis Spinal Cord Institute
Praxis advances SCI research and innovation worldwide through networks of international researchers, health care professionals, clinical trials, entrepreneurs, investors, and people with lived experience of SCI (PLEX). Praxis also funds SCI research, innovation and care projects.
Rick Hansen Foundation

Individual grants provide direct funding to Canadian individuals with disabilities including spinal cord injury and other injuries, diseases and birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who have specific needs that cannot be met by existing programs, services or funding sources.

Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre
The Neurospinal Service (N.S.S.) provides rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. The Neurospinal Service's interdisciplinary team is dedicated to bringing patients to their full potential, with the ultimate goal of returning patients to family or community living.
Service Canada
Government services for people with disabilities

Spinal Cord Injury Canada
Assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Theraputix The Wellness Centre
Theraputix is a Wellness Centre that helps with people with Neurological disorders.
Therapy First
Therapy First, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba provides community based rehabilitation services in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. We work together with you to find ways to improve the way you function. Our goal is to assist our clients through the transition from illness/injury to restoration. If you have any questions about our services please contact us at (204) 612-0399. Click Here for more information about our company.
Toronto Rehab
Toronto Rehab has the largest spinal cord rehabilitation program in Canada. We provide a full range of inpatient, outpatient and follow-up care, including a large number of specialized services and clinics.
Travel For All
Accessible travel is tough, but I think having a physical disability or a child with special needs should not exclude anyone from traveling. However, you may have to spend some extra time planning to have the trip of a lifetime. I’m a certified special needs travel advocate. I know my clients need someone who will pay attention to details for their travel. I’ve had some of the same experiences that many travelers with disabilities have.

Vancouver Adapted Music Society
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) was founded in the late 1980s to support and promote musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area. Our programs involve people with a wide range of musical abilities, from first-timers to professionals.
Wasacana Rehabilitation Center
The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation programs for adults and children, as well as specialized long-term care. A wide variety of programming, including Functional Rehabilitation, Amputee Services, Spinal Cord Injury Services and Orthopedics, Children's Services, Adult Rehabilitation, Extended Care and Veteran's Services, are available to meet the particular needs of clients. The Centre serves the population of southern Saskatchewan.

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